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Peggy Louise Rhea Templeton

June 20, 1941 — January 4, 2023

Peggy Louise Rhea Templeton


Peggy Templeton, 81, loving mother, grandmother, friend to all and faithful child of God, met her savior on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 after a brief illness. A daughter of the late Obie and Viola Lockhart Rhea, she resided in this area most of her life. She graduated from Church Hill High School, and married Norman “Bud” Templeton. Peggy was self-employed as a beautician for many years.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rose Tipton, caregiver and special friend; Avalon Hospice nurses, Lindsey, Tabitha, Amanda and special neighbor Barbara Crawford.

In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her spouse; brothers, Obie Ray, Jr., Douglas McArthur Rhea; sisters, Nellie Smith, Barbara Rhea.

Survivors include daughter, Sonya Hurd Sams and husband, Richard; son, Sean Templeton and wife, Ashley; grandchildren, Corey LeVin, Whitney Sams, Kaden Templeton, Ryland Templeton; several nieces and nephews; and sister, Hazel Price.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Memorial Park. 

Pallbearers will be Richard Sams, Corey LeVin, Keith Davidson, Chris Monds, Mike Knittle, Jeremy Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Kaden and Ryland Templeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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